Equine Therapy

Experience the Joy of Equine Therapy

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) uses the powerful relationship between humans and horses to teach life skills. Equine therapy is partially about learning to care for another living thing. It also helps you learn how to care for yourself and interact with other people more effectively. Caring for a horse teaches teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. It provides a natural setting to face fears and increase confidence and self-esteem. Equine therapy is typically just for our clients at the ranch.

You’ll learn about relationships and your personal issues with them. You’ll also overcome emotional blocks and develop greater empathy.

You’ll find this part of our program to be highly social, challenging, and fun, yet therapeutically powerful and often life-changing. The bond you’ll form with our horses—even if you’re unaccustomed to or afraid of them—is nothing short of transformative.

A licensed therapist and an experienced EAGALA-certified Equine Specialist run our equine therapy program. EAGALA is the premier professional association providing education, standards, and support for professionals providing EAP.

What Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), also called equine therapy or horse therapy, uses the powerful relationship between humans and horses to treat a wide range of mental health issues for people of all ages.

Caring for a horse teaches teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. In equine therapy, the client learns how to care for another living thing while also learning to care for herself and interact with other people more effectively. It provides a natural setting to face fears and increase confidence and self-esteem while clients learn about developing relationships, overcoming emotional blocks, and developing greater empathy.

Some of the shifts and impacts that I’ve really seen in our program and particularly with our clients, has just been amazing, mind-blowing. You can’t make stuff like this stuff up. And it really has allowed our clients to experience relationships in a non-threatening way, in a space that’s free of bias and assumptions and judgment and just true, true honesty of what they bring to the table, what they bring into relationships.

– Molly Freemantle, LCSW, [Equine] Therapist at Fulshear Treatment to Transition

What Is Equine Therapy Good For?

Today, equine therapy is incorporated into treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including:

  • Addictions
  • Mood-related disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Eating and food disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy at Fulshear

At Fulshear, equine therapy is highly social, challenging, and fun. It’s also therapeutically powerful and often life-changing. The bond our clients form with our horses – even for those unaccustomed to or afraid of horses – is nothing short of transformative.

Fulshear is proud to have a dedicated Equine Specialist and Licensed Equine Therapist. As a licensed therapist and an experienced EAGALA-certified Equine Specialist, Molly Freemantle runs our equine therapy program. EAGALA is the premier professional association providing education, standards, and support for professionals providing EAP.

Ms. Freemantle has a deep love for horses and has seen the positive impact of equine therapy on our clients’ health first-hand.

Focusing on relationships and being present, our clients in equine therapy develop life skills that teach security, trust, and the impact of healthy and secure attachments.

If you would like to learn more about equine therapy at Fulshear, contact us today. We are here to help you heal. Take the first step and call 979-985-3236.

Meet Our Horses

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